Do you love passing on your skills and knowledge of the beauty industry onto students who are building their own careers? Or maybe you love the buzz of seeing learners pass their courses as a result of your teaching? If this applies to you, it’s time to consider putting salon life on hold and getting back into teaching!
The average person will change careers 5-7 times during their working life, so it’s perfectly normal to want to switch things up. When it comes to beauty industry careers, there are many routes to choose from . You could be a salon owner, beauty educator or simply enjoy giving treatments. Being a beauty educator can give you a great sense of fulfilment, as you see your students make progress.
So, if you’re itching to get back into teaching, we’re here to tell you how to become a Posh Look educator. We’ll cover:
- Why Posh Look?
- Teaching Qualifications
- Vocational Experience
- Find your Passion
- How to Apply
Why Posh Look?
If you stopped teaching in the past, it may be because you felt a lack of support from your training provider or you weren’t taken seriously. At Posh Look, we’re dedicated to helping our assessors build their beauty industry careers and become respected teachers in their sector.
When you join Posh Look, you join a team of self-motivated professionals who want the best for their students. So, if you want to work for a leading beauty training provider who will ensure you get the best teaching experience, you’ve come to the right place!
First things first, professional qualifications are required. To make sure your teaching abilities meet Posh Look’s world class standard of education, it’s important that you know all the fundamentals of being a valuable assessor.
Posh Look assessors must hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and a Level 3 Assessor qualification as standard. The Level 3 Award in Education and Training helps you understand the roles, responsibilities, teaching and assessment methods that beauty educators must use to create successful students.
If you don’t hold this qualification, then you’re not quite ready to become a Posh Look educator just yet. But don’t worry, we offer this course on a remote basis to aspiring teachers – find out more here.
The Level 3 Assessor qualification is designed to prepare you as a vocational assessor in your specific sector, whether that’s makeup, nails or beauty. Therefore, this is crucial for ensuring that your teaching methods are of a high standard to help Posh Look students achieve their goals.
As well as teaching qualifications, suitable candidates must also have qualifications in their desired sector. For example, at a minimum, a Nail Assessor should have a Level 3 Nail Technology certificate so they’re a pro at the skills they’re teaching.
Successful beauty industry careers are all built on experience. In a client facing industry, experience is the most important thing you need to go far. That’s why at Posh Look, we only work with assessors who are the best of the best.
Eligible candidates must have at least 2 years of experience teaching at a vocational level. Whether that’s at a college or private awarding body. We’re looking for confident and engaging assessors who know the world of teaching inside and out.
It’s also important to have experience in your area of expertise. After all, how good can a teacher be who doesn’t have real industry experience? Evidence of a loyal client base will reflect your technical skills and ability to build relationships.
Teachers are seen as respected figures by their students. So do you have the skills and knowledge to think on your feet and teach with confidence? Posh Look assessors are able to deliver a high quality education, whether that’s in the classroom or online. Therefore, we require tech-savvy teachers who are able to adapt their methods to a remote style of learning.
Self-motivation and organisation is key when it comes to online learning, for both students and teachers. You will truly become your own boss. So it’s important to organise your own schedule and ensure your students are hitting their progress targets.
Confidence with IT and web call software, such as Zoom, is also key. As Posh Look online courses are completed from home, you must be able to help students with queries about the platform, lessons or any areas they’re struggling with. So if you’re stuck in the dark ages when it comes to tech, this may not be the teaching career for you!
Find your Passion
One of the most important skills a successful beauty assessor must have is a passion for teaching. Without this, you’re going to lack the motivation to help your students and encourage them to work to the best of their ability.
Posh Look assessors love watching their students grow and helping them find success in their own careers. Think about your favourite teachers from beauty school. They were most likely attentive, confident and passionate about the subject they taught. Can you bring the same level of enthusiasm to a remote role?
If the answer’s yes, here’s how you can apply to become one of our new Online Learning Assessors!
How to Apply
Kickstart your teaching career again in just 4 simple steps:
1. Read the job description and criteria, then fill out the application form if you think you meet the requirements.
2. If you meet our requirements, we’ll invite you to a casual Zoom interview to keep within social distancing guidelines, so you can meet the team. Here, we’ll also explain the rest of the interview process.
3. We’ll then ask you to record a ten minute micro-teach demonstration within your subject area to show us how you teach and put your skills to the test.
4. Successful applicants will be contacted within 7 days and receive a 4 week training course so you’re ready to start teaching in August!